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CFI-L.A.'s Feed Your Brain -- Advancing Secular Values Around the World

  • Nov 3, 2013 · 11:00 AM
  • CFI-LA

CFI-L.A.'s Feed Your Brain Series Presents:

Michael De Dora

Advancing Secular Values Around the World

Sunday, Nov. 3
11 a.m. in Hollywood
SPECIAL LECTURE at 4:30 p.m. in Costa Mesa*

  The Office of Public Policy is the Washington, D.C.-based political arm of the Center for Inquiry. Led by its director, Michael De Dora, its mandate is to advocate for reason, science, and secular values in the policymaking process. This includes lobbying at all levels of government - statehouses, Congress, the Administration, and the United Nation - to promote and defend separation of church and state, scientific evidence, and basic civil and human rights.

  In his talk, De Dora will discuss questions such as: On which particular issues does the Office focus? Which methods does the Office use to carry out its advocacy? And how can average citizens get involved - and be effective - at the local level?

  De Dora also serves as the organization's representative to the United Nations. He received a master's degree in political theory from Brooklyn College and a bachelor's degree in rhetoric and communication from SUNY-Albany. He maintains the blog The Moral Perspective and contributes essays to Massimo Pigliucci's blog, Rationally Thinking.

*This event will also be held at 4:30 p.m. at the Costa Mesa Community Center at 1845 Park Avenue, Costa Mesa -- Hosted by the CFI Community of Orange County.


Public: $8
Students: $4
Friends of the Center: Free 

Free Parking!!!

More Information: Phone[masked]

(No Host Event -- CFI events and lectures are posted here just to let you know they are happening -- but you definitely may see other Meetup members there, so check the RSVP list before you come if you want to keep an eye out for familiar faces!)

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  • Noah W.

    Totally bummed I had to miss this one! Looking forward to the next FYB talk. I'll check out that link you shared Gary. Thanks for posting that.

    November 7, 2013

  • Gary H

    Here is the link to the CFI Office of Public Policy­

    right hand column of the web site below the table of contents of the CFI/Opp page:

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    [My only regret was that there was not more discussion of the United Nations and NGO efforts. - Gary ]

    1 · November 4, 2013

  • Ross B.

    Really enjoyed the talk; far more than I expected I would. CFI's Office of Public Policy is doing good work.

    2 · November 3, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member


    2 · November 3, 2013

  • Gary H

    Good topic. We need to learn more about secularism and the secular state, for example the form in France (Laïcité) which is more strict politically, and milder forms of religiously neutral secularism such as the USA and some other European countries or Australia. Wikipedia has expansive articles on the topic of secularity. Our last speaker was excellent on the legal perspective. - Gary

    1 · November 2, 2013

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